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We just want to share a story from Augusta University on the impact the the Books for Shay had on the Richmond County Community!
We have added a new Sharing Shed location! For Shaylin's birthday this year Trent wanted to place a new Sharing Shed at his school Grovetown Middle School. We contacted GTMS to coordinate where it could be placed and had a new shed built in January with the intention of placing it on Shaylin's birthday in May. However, due to everything that is going on right now around the world with COVID-19 we realized that there are families in need now. We decided to go ahead and install this shed now and have stocked it up with non-perishable food items. If you are in need or would like to donate there are now five locations in Grovetown to go! Thank you to everyone who has supported this effort, and thank you to Grovetown Middle School for allowing us to place a shed on the school property to help our community.
The past few days have been fairly stressful for most of the country. We find ourselves at home, and for some with reduced or no income. The stores are without many necessities, and there is so much uncertainty about what we should be doing to prepare. On top of all this our kids are now home 24/7, due to social distancing we have become their teachers, their entertainers, and everything else they need.
We just wanted to share with everyone what an amazing success you made the Books for Shay drive. With your help we collected five thousand books to deliver to the Richmond County Intermediate Literacy and Math School. We all are beyond humbled and blessed for the love and support. We know Shaylin Foster is dancing on rainbows in heaven. Thank you so much. We are looking forward to making this an annual event. #smileforShay #booksforShay #lovelikeShay
Shaylin Elizabeth Foster Humanitarian Scholarship is for a graduating senior who demonstrate the character traits that our daughter Shaylin lived by daily. These traits included love, compassion, kindness, empathy, and a generous spirit. It is not based on exemplary academic performance, class attendance, or financial need.